Withelma Ortiz Walker Pettigrew (right) shadowed Rep. Karen Bass for the Congressional Caucus on Foster Youths first Shadow Day.
Bass said the day was special not only for what the foster youth took away from it, but for the effect the foster youth had on the Members.
The day is ďabout building a broad base of support for foster care issues,Ē Bass said. ďAnd I know when [Members] come into contact with superstars like T, it changes you. So we got out of it more than they did.Ē
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.